Roberto Santiago Helping Manaira Shopping Mall Remain One of the Popular Recreational Destination in Joao Pessoa

One of the most famous and renowned entrepreneurs in Brazil today is Roberto Santiago. At a very young age, Roberto Santiago has contributed a lot to the Brazilian community by developing some of the most remarkable comprehensive activity centers like shopping malls, housing complexes, and more. The two famous malls developed and owned by Roberto Santiago are Mangabeira Shopping Mall and Manaira Shopping Mall. The Manaira Shopping Mall is the second mall he developed after gaining a lot of popularity due to the success of Mangabeira Shopping Mall. The Manaira Shopping Mall is located in Joao Pessoa, a city that is close to the heart of Roberto Santiago and where he grew up. The town of Joao Pessoa is also the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraiba. The Manaira Shopping Mall is the biggest one in the state, and among the top few largest shopping malls in the country, spread through the area of near 135,000 square meters.

 

Roberto Santiago started his journey as an entrepreneur in the manufacturing and packaging business, and soon shifted his focus to real estate. It is then that he purchased the large plot in Joao Pessoa, where Manaira Shopping Mall is situated today. How majestic and massive the Manaira Shopping Mall can be guessed by the fact that it has a college as well as a bank located in the area of the mall as well. Hundreds and thousands of people visit the Manaira Shopping Mall each day and are particularly famous among the tourists. Being one of the largest malls in the country, Manaira Shopping Mall has gained a considerable amount of attention from the tourists who visit the city. Roberto Santiago has ensured that over the years, the Manaira Shopping Mall continues to develop and evolve further. New additions are made to the mall from time to time depending upon the market trends and the requirements of the visitors.

 

There was a huge demand by the public to add specialty restaurants in the mall, and it is what Roberto Santiago decided to do in 2014 when a special gourmet section was added to the mall. It has several specialty restaurants that people can choose to visit, the most popular being the Capital Steak House. It was the first restaurant to open doors to the public in the mall and continues to be a local favorite. It serves some of the most delicious dishes in the city. The Manaira Shopping Mall has eight screens for movies, and two of them has the advanced and high-in-demand 3D technology, which provides viewers with unforgettable and immersive cinema watching experience. The Manaira Shopping Mall is an ideal place for shoppers with endless fashion brands having their flagship stores of the city in the mall.

 

 

ALOHA CONSTRUCTION WINS THE BBB 2017 TORCH AWARDS FOR ITS DISTINGUISHED SERVICES

Aloha construction prides itself as a company that cares about its community and more so its customers and employees. This family-owned company was established by David Farbaky in 2008 and has continued to offer excellent services to the residents in Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

The Aloha construction has been involved in the construction industry for a very long time. The company is engaged in the manufacturing of roofing materials and products using two primary raw materials, asphalt and steel. Its commitment to offering the best products and services in the construction sector has seen it win several major construction contracts right across the United States.

Its continued dedication to offering excellent services to the people and its esteemed customers has seen Aloha construction recognized and presented with numerous awards including the prestigious 2017 Torch Award by Better Business Bureau (BBB) for great ethical practices in its business activities. Also, the company was able to win the award due to its continued contribution towards the local community through its various charitable activities. For instance, the company has sponsored Roselle Medinah’s baseball and softball organizations and helping girls and boys clubs of Bloomington.

According to BBB CEO, Steve Bernas, the Torch Awards is the premier award that the companies can be presented by BBB as it recognizes professional and ethical practices towards managing businesses.

“The winners of the Torch Awards demonstrate the highest ethical standards of good behavior, honesty, and trust towards all the stakeholders’ including the customers and the community.” Steve Bernas further added.

Aloha construction was awarded the Torch award also because of its dedication towards providing excellent customer service. The company’s ten-year craftsmanship warranty is one of the superb customer service points the company has invested in heavily. This gives their customers the peace of mind as they will not be worried about any damage expense between one and ten years in addition to carrying roof inspections every year.

Key to its success and the BBB torch award recognition has been because Aloha Construction has created a reputable name and has involved and engaged their customers, employees and the community at every level.

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Wes Edens, The Humble Billionaire With Ordinary Beginnings

The assets managed by Fortress Investment Group are valued at approximately 43 billion dollars. What started out as a simple buyout firm blossomed into managing financial assets that include private equity, hedge funds, liquid equity and bonds. Wes Edens is one of the founding partners and he also serves as Co-Chief Executive and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Wes and the four other partners began operations as Fortress Investment Group in 1998. Since that time they have continually made forward progress by developing major capital projects in other countries. In January 2017, it was announced that Wes Edens was heading “multiple investments” in Jamaica Liquefied Natural Gas.

After graduating from Oregon State with a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance, Wes Edens worked for a California bank. Eventually, his career trek landed him in prominent Executive positions such as Managing Director and Operating Partner with Lehman Brothers. He left the firm in 1993 after six years and joined BlackRock Financial Management. While there he established a private equity fund for the first time. The success groomed him for Fortress. Wes Edens journeyed through various top leadership roles before branching out into the broader aspects of private equity investing. Fortress is an excellent collaborative between the partners, working together has provided them with investment opportunities in healthcare, transportation and financial services and the energy sector.

Fortress Investment Group became a publicly traded entity on the New York Stock Exchange in 2006; but it wasn’t until February 2017 that Wes Edens became a billionaire. He’s currently #962 on Forbes list of the top billionaires in the world, with a net worth of $1.6 billion. While some other billionaires inherit a trust fund or take over a family business, Wes is a self-made billionaire. He and his managing partners have made steady gains in the alternative investment market. It also bears noting that Wes Edens is co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and owner of the eSports battle arena team, FlyQuest.

Although, Wes Edens spends a great deal of time planning financial strategies as a private equity investor; his accumulated wealth is partly due to salary and other compensation. Wes has a reported income of $54.4 million dollars annually. Which is mostly earned from Fortress stock dividends in the amount of $41 million with the remaining $13.4 million from direct compensation. This differs from his reported salary (“take-home pay”), which has been estimated at $200,000. Wes Edens owns 63 million shares of Fortress stocks and the breakdown of his annual compensation in parts is from alternative compensation, a $12 million bonus, and $1 million in stock awards.

Wes lives in New York with his wife and four children. In addition to his work related ventures, he makes time to give generously to various organizations. Wes Edens’ philanthropic donations include gifts to the Chinook Charitable Trust, the Quincy Jones Listen up Foundation and the William J. Clinton Foundation and Autism Speaks, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House of New York.

Wes Edens’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/public/Wes-Edens

Alex Pall and pop duo “The Chainsmokers”

According to his May 2016 interview with “Interview Magazine”, Alex Pall of the highly anticipated “The Chainsmokers” pop duo, is still developing as a brand. The artist who relies on the help of his partner, Andrew Taggart, plans on growing his identity through music. As a result, they want to evovle with their audience, personalize their brand, and grow their ambitions as true artists with crafted human element.

Alex Pall grew up in the music industry, and creating music was his hobby. He started making music in New York City, where he worked to transform his hobby into a career he would be passionate about. He met his music partner, Andrew, in 2014, which he considers “love at first sight”, and have been making music ever since. The duo originated off of each other’s drive and ambitions and still continue to create their identities on a full-time basis.

Pall states that his listeners connect to his music on a deep level; something he considers to be a journey of self-discovery. The duo believes that in order to stay interesting and engaged in their work, they must keep trying new things such as new genres and meeting new people in the industry. The musical duo believe their approach will work out in the long term.

The group enjoys producing music for today’s young generation. Their electronic beats and ambitious and bold lyrics draw inspired audiences from all ages and walks of life. Their records have generated many profits and featured famous celebrity artists such as Halsey, an up and coming pop star whose genre is also targeted for today’s young generation. The pop duo group, “The Chainsmokers” plans to expand their brand, continue their progress and accomplishments, including releasing new music albums, features, and touring the country with their crew.

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PSI Pay — E Cash and Wallet Types

PSI Pay is another kind of payment offered by one of the predominant payment companies in the UK. They recently begun giving customers a payment technique to replace conventional methods. The strategy comes in the form of a wearable ring fabricated from ceramic that customers will use for contactless payments. They made a joint agreement with Kerv Wearables to craft the rings. If a client needs to get an item in a department store, restaurant, café, or other location they simply place the ring near the merchant’s contactless card reader. The dealings are processed instantly. PSI Pay has designed their company by accepting open and innovative technologies. They’re invariably checking out new ways to form new industries and change the world of payments.

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MasterCard had to approve the PSI Pay rings for public use prior to their release. The rings had to be certified ready to stand up to all weather, extreme wear and tear, and they had to be electronically safe. PSI Pay had the rings created from a ceramic outer shell that’s stronger than steel. The inner portion will not aggravate allergies, and it is made out of a comfortable material. Everything that transfers to and from the ring is encrypted, therefore they are safe. The rings don’t need a charger or battery. They receive their main source of power from the POS station through electromagnetic waves in the air and PSI Pay has worked out all the kinks in this system.

 

The 2 models of payment wallets are the European and the American. Within the American model, merchandise and services are changed for currency on-line. The transactions are conducted in an exact exchange manner – like for like. The chance of charge-backs happens as a result of this. The payment is created directly with the merchandiser. The dealings go directly through. Within the European model, the pocketbook, as PSI Pay points out, could have multiple payment or load card choices. There are also accounts joined to ATMs and merchants for payment. After loading any currency in such a pocketbook, the owner is creating a transaction of E cash. This kind of account is the same as a checking account. A checking account can store the currency, and it will have numerous payment cards connected.

 

The benefit of the funds is given to the operator. In the classic example, this might be the establishment. Until the funds are required for withdrawal, they’re going to be held within the establishment as E cash. In effect, by storing funds in a checking account, a client is getting digital cash.

Read more about PSI Pay and their partnership with Kerv:

https://kerv.com/en/news/news/psi-pay-and-kerv-partner-to-release-the-worlds-first-contactless-payment-ring/

Author Sean Penn Introduces Debut Novel: Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff

Well-known and celebrated as a motivating force in acting, producing and directing, Sean Penn has emerged as a first-time novelist.

Born in Los Angeles, California in 1960, Penn initially appeared in movie roles such as Taps and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. As one of Hollywood’s most gifted and controversial actors, he went on to establish his talent in movies that include The Falcon, At Close Range, Casualties of War and Carlito’s Way.

Penn won two Academy Awards (Oscars) as Best Actor in Mystic River and Milk.

He recently talked about his book, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, from his home in Los Angeles, with Vogue magazine.

The book, which is about a sewage expert who is also a government operative, has received reviews that range from keep your day job to the possibility that Penn and Bob Honey are the same person.

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He described how unlike the experience of writing a book is from wrapping up on a film project. Rather than collaborating with others, Penn benefitted from something all of his own and will be making the most of his artistic energies for writing more books in the near future.

Penn detailed how he takes pleasure in moving faster than his fingers and as a result he composed the book by dictation rather than by manual typewriter (which he previously used for screenplays).

He also pointed out while there are no acting projects in the works, there is a movie he may want to direct at some moment in time.

Penn called attention, in his book Bob Honey Who Just Do stuff, to the comparisons people are making of his writings to other authors. He indicated if someone’s words have an impact on you, that influence is actually the enthusiasm that takes place from their freedom with words. He added he would rather leave it to the readers to draw their own conclusions.

When discussing how the #MeToo moment fit in to his book, Penn explained it is determined by how a person reads it. He added if people look at the book as an opinion piece, “they have picked up the wrong book.”

Read the full interview:

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/sean-penn-interview-bob-honey-me-too-w518708

Randal Nardone’s Hard Work Gives Him the Help He Needs

Fortress Investment Group does what they can to help other people with the issues they’re facing. Randal Nardone helped start the company and knows how to make things better for those who are a part of the company. He spent a long time giving people the chances they need to do things right. He also did everything he could to promote positive opportunities within the environment he worked. For Randal Nardone to do these things, he had to prepare to help people with their own issues. He spent his time giving them what they needed and allowing them to see how things get better.For Randal Nardone, the point of the business is giving clients the help they need. He’s confident in his investment skills and that’s part of what made him the best person to co-found the business. He had experience investing and experience running a business. He felt there were things he could do to give clients what they needed. He spent a long time trying to make sure people knew he was doing everything right on his own.

As long as Randal Nardone felt confident, the business would continue pushing forward and helping people with the investment issues they faced.No matter how hard they fought to stay open on their own, there were things they simply couldn’t do. Randal Nardone recognized it as a business opportunity. He wanted to offer more to clients, but he’d never be able to until he made the business better. He chose to find a corporation that could help them. Softbank offered to buy out the company and help them with the options they needed. Through their acquisition, they prepared to make sure Randal Nardone and others who started the company stayed active in it.

Since all of this was their idea, it was important to them to stay active and make the company better.As long as Randal Nardone felt good about the company, they were doing things they could to make a difference. They felt good about the business and about everything going on in the business. For Randal Nardone, Softbank was an important part of their business model. As the corporate parent of Fortress Investment Group, they’d be active in day-to-day operations. Randal Nardone would finally get the support he needed. He had been asking for support for a long time and that’s how he made things easier for everyone on their own.